Here you can find some useful tips for all players.
Tips for Players
Don’t go off on your own
Back 4 Blood is a cooperative game. It does allow individuals to play alone, but make no mistake: this is primarily a co-op game. That, of course, entails working as a team with other players, and one of the most crucial things to remember in this regard is to always stick with at least one teammate. Running out alone is a definite way to get yourself killed, and soon, which will wreak havoc on your team—so, as corny as it may sound, always remember that you’re stronger together.
Keep an eye on the health of your teammates
In keeping with the teamwork concept, another key thing to remember in Back 4 Blood is that you should think about healing before you do it—in the sense that merely mending yourself with a bandage while you’re sick isn’t necessarily the best use of the item. Take a look around at your teammates, and if you have someone on your team who is in worse shape than you, put your efforts towards helping them first.
Concentrate on improving your team’s performance
Progress in Back 4 Blood encourages players to focus on their team rather than the particular character they’re playing as, just like it does with healing. Of course, you may always focus on yourself, but upgrades that benefit the entire team — such as extra support items or upgrades to existing ones – are often far more beneficial, especially in the long run.
Make extensive use of the ping
Pinging systems have become a mainstay in online shooters since Apex Legends popularized the idea, and pinging is vital in Back 4 Blood, as you’d expect from a game centered on co-op. The most basic application – marking treasure and foes – is valuable in and of itself, but it can also be used in various ways, such as pinging a Mutation enemy to notify your teammates of its whereabouts, or pinging a weapon to instantly inform everyone in your team of its strength.
Pay attention to the order in which your cards are dealt
Back 4 Bloods’ cards are one of the game’s most important features, but there’s a method to using them that’s surprisingly simple to overlook, at least at first. Rather than being randomized, the cards in your deck will be drawn in the sequence in which you constructed it, so pay particular attention to the placement of each card. Make a list of the most crucial and useful cards and make sure you get them first.
Before you buy a card, try it out in solo mode
Solo play in Back 4 Blood is a bit of a stunted experience due to some strange advancement blocking difficulties and the inability to unlock achievements, but it does have its uses. Back 4 Blood only allows you to use cards that you’ve obtained through Supply Chains when playing online. However, in solo play, all cards are available right away, allowing you to test out whatever one you choose, see which ones you like, and then focus on unlocking those when you play online.
Use copper wisely
Copper is a valuable currency that you’ll find when exploring Back 4 Blood’s landscapes, and it’s utilized to buy various upgrades like weapon improvements and inventory expansions. You’ll also need Copper to cure yourself at first aid stations unless you’re playing on Recruit. What is our recommendation? Make sure you always have 400 Copper on hand (when you can), so you can use it at the next station you come across.
Scavenger of copper
This connects to a few of the points we’ve already explored. Copper Scavenger is a useful card in Back 4 Blood that emphasizes any and all Copper piles close to your location, even through barriers, and even increases the amount of Copper that spawns in the environment. It’s really useful, as you might expect. At least one member of your team should always play Copper Scavenger, preferably as the first card in the deck. In fact, the more you have, the better—you’ll be able to make a lot of money rapidly.
Don’t squander ammo
Back 4 Blood emphasizes the need of ammo conservation. Of course, given the number of adversaries you’ll encounter and the amount of health some of them have, you’ll be firing a barrage of shots at them. But you should know when to do so—saving ammo and employing other methods to combat the Ridden is something you should always strive for, whether it’s with melee attacks, your side arm, or the bash attack.
Always remember to bring your toolkits
Back 4 Blood’s toolkits are one of the most important items. They allow you to get past closed doors and into otherwise restricted places, as well as bypassing alarms, and they frequently reward you with great goods. You may have a limited number of inventory slots, but filling one of them with a toolkit will benefit you far more than you might expect. Make sure you have a toolbox with you at all times.
Car alarms should be avoided
Back 4 Blood is a cunning game that recognizes that its Ridden hordes might be a hassle to deal with, so it tries to catch you off guard with traps that capture the hordes’ attention. Car alarms are one such trap: if they’re tripped, you’ll get a quick notice of what’s going to happen, but you’ll also be able to detect these cars from afar thanks to their blinking lights. Be especially cautious in certain areas, as simply a single gunshot will set off the alarm.
Birds should be avoided
Bird alarms are much more difficult to cope with than automobile alarms. Small flocks of birds scavenging flesh from corpses are common; if you see them, stay away. Shooting in their direction, walking too close to them, or startling them in any way will cause them to make a commotion, attracting the attention of all Ridden in the area. You can use one of your grenades to rapidly kill them if you’re really wasteful, but if at all possible, simply avoiding them is the preferable option. Keep in mind, though, that this isn’t always achievable.
Get to a high vantage point
Given how heavily outnumbered you and your team will be when swarms of the Ridden descend on you, it goes without saying that running and gunning isn’t always the best strategy (though sometimes it is). When facing huge numbers of enemies, it’s best to seek out high ground, which you’ll find enough of in most environments. Climbing on top of a stack of crates or up a ladder, then picking out foes as they try to reach you, may be a very effective strategy.
Make good use of Molotovs
Molotov cocktails are incredibly useful tools in Back 4 Blood as well, and, like grenades and healing goods, you must choose the right moments to employ them. Dropping a molotov at the end of a chokepoint, for example, can be very effective if you can persuade foes to flow down to you through it. At the same time, merely spotting a large bunch of adversaries and tossing a molotov in their midst works just as well.
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